We now have available a selection of ebooks containing individual portfolios. On the iPad the portfolios feature an option to magnify a section of the image by double tapping on the spot you wish to view at larger scale. The PDF portfolios contain neither the magnifier capability nor the videos. The first portfolio can be downloaded at no charge for either format. The other portfolios are available for $1.99 for the epub version or $1.50 for the PDF version through a secure site that takes credit cards. We now have an account at iTunes so you may download using that option if you prefer. At the present time the portfolios available are:
Sand Mirrors is a marriage of poetry by Zen teacher Richard Clarke and photographs by Stephen Strom. The poems beckon the reader to explore the inner and outer richness of sand and ocean — richness beyond all imagination and dream. It speaks to fleeting and timeless patterns on Northern California and Oregon coasts, and through understated but powerful words, reminds us that all our life is now, and has nothing to do with transience or duration.
The images in Sand Mirrors — which might be called metaphorical photographs — were taken on a variety of beaches located in the Pacific Northwest coasts during 2007-2011. These beaches are notable for their relative isolation, expanse, stark uplifted and eroded rocks, backdrop of richly foliated coastal cliffs, and a variety of sandy minerals.
This book is published in 2 paper editions, a softcover edition and a limited edition which will include a signed print of an image from the book. The softcover version is now available. Please visit the website for the book to learn more about it.
© 2000 - Text and Photographs - Stephen E. Strom